Position Detail

Assistant Professor of Anthropology (#557)

Date Posted:
07/07/2017
Type/Department:
Faculty in Sociology & Anthropology
Search Status:
Interviewing Candidates - not Accepting Applications
Applications Due:
11/01/2017
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We are not accepting applications for this position at this time.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure track position in cultural anthropology at the assistant professor rank to begin fall 2018.

We are looking for an ethnographer who specializes in media and visual anthropology, with attention to the politics of representation regarding cultural forms such as race, class, gender, religion, and ability. We welcome candidates who incorporate video, photography, and/or other innovative techniques into their ethnographic methodology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in interdisciplinary fields such as Film Studies, Africana Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, and Journalism, as well as with community-based and global education programs.

Mount Holyoke supports faculty scholarship through research funds, travel support, and sabbaticals, and a 2-2 teaching load. Mount Holyoke also offers a comprehensive faculty mentoring program, a teaching and learning initiative, and invests in faculty across the career span. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required by the time of appointment. 

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/.  Please submit letter of application, CV including contact information for three referees, an article length writing sample, teaching philosophy statement, and mentoring a diverse student body statement. Applications must be received by November 1, 2017.  We will conduct initial video-conference interviews.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.